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Rise of the Sentinels recap and Vex's release date

Published: 02:21, 30 July 2021
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Strange allies, scoundrels, and secrets; Here’s what you missed in Rise of the Sentinels Chapter III. The path is thorny, but what must be done, must be done.

In Piltover the crew found another artifact, but it was snatched up by a most disreputable thief. Though thief is a bit misleading when talking about Graves, a known gangster, pirate, and blade, that is shotgun, for hire.

In Zaun, his intention was to sell the artifact, for profit, of course, but Vex stood in his way, with her own ideas for the world in mind. The goth yordle wishes to plunge the world into shadow, as all goths do, naturally.

However, there is still honor among thieves, and Graves, though motivated by greed in no small amount, takes up the sentinel oath.

As for Vex, and the anticipation of her arrival to the rift, Riot has the following to say on the matter:

"As long as everything goes as planned, Vex should be coming out in September. We're working on getting her source of power (aka her shadow) just right in-game, which is why she's releasing a bit after the Sentinels of Light event. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy getting to know the gloomy yordle who holds a special place in our goth kid hearts ."

Moving on, in the jungles of Ixtal, Rengar, the most ferocious of hunters, joins the cause. He leads Lucian, the hero of this adventure, though that seems to be fading as time goes on, to make a bargain.

Riot Games Splash art for Thresh, the Chain Warden from League of Legends. Thresh, the Chain Warden, plots behind Viego's back

In the ancient temple, Thresh offers Lucian a deal, to give up the artifact, and in exchange, he will reveal the way of defeating Viego. Why he believes anyone would trust him to make good on his promise, or that h has the ability to do so, is up in the air.

However, Thresh does deliver, and gives them information on Akshan, and isn't that a name a lot of players have been crying out with, in frustration.

And in Bilgewater, betrayal by the hands of Miss Fortune makes the Sentinels accept even Pyke into their ranks. Reeking of desperation a bit there, wouldn't you say?

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